Hi I know how your feeling as i was training last year for the lochness marathon when my calf went in the August. I have to agree with a lot of the posts about rest as I didn't give it enough and would just wait for a week or so then go back out again and before I knew it I'd be back at the begining. I would have to encourage you to go to a phsio for ultrasound and specif stretches rather than just the massage, as I did about 12 weeks of sports massage which certainly helped break down a lot of scar tissue but didn't really help the pain in my calf.
I have only been going to the phsio in the last month and am feeling real benefits already, so fingers crossed maybe I will be able to get back out running in the next few weeks.
Hi i have been having trouble with my right calf now since about begining of summer last year. I was doing quite a lot of mileage before then, when I started getting cramps but for a few months always managed just to slow down and run through it. Then by August after doing a half marathon I was in extreme pain with it for a good week, so I just took it easy for about a fortnight or so, then tried to start short runs but was in agony every time i tried. I then went to a sports massage for 3 months in which there was a lot of pain but she managed to break down a lot of old scar tissues and loosen up the tightness. My leg feels fine now if I don't do any running but every time I try again after 6 - 8 mins the pain starts deep in the calf and seems to travel out down into the achillies and round and up the shin and If I don't stop and walk/jog the front of my thigh also goes into an excruciating cramp. My calf and shin then ache for the next couple of days (I have been mainly doing swiming/cycling to keep me sane as there is very little or no pain associated when I do these activities) Has anyone got any ideas or should I just give in and hang up the running shoes.
Hi can anyone give me an idea of why after doing an 8 mile run quite pain free, and feeling fine. Got home walked into the kitchen where I got severe pain at the top of my calf behind my left knee, and found it extremely painful to try and put any weight on the leg.
Being doing both for years and find the treadmill keeps up my time out on my legs specially in the winter. I know thats sounds wimpy but staying up in the hills means we can have snow lying for quite a while longer than the towns. I then don't find doing the long runs too exausting when I go back out on the tracks.